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get hiednternet from at&t. keep calm, your internet's on. good morning, america. breaking news. a deadly earthquake rocks italy. victims pulled from the destruction. a desperate search for survivors right now. after the 6.2 magnitude quake turns homes and buildings to rubble. in a spot popular with tourists. >> quite severe shaking of the bed. the first thing i did was panic. >> the tremors even shake rome. one mayor says his town is not here anymore. the pope speaking out this morning. and "gma" live on the scene with the latest. cyberattack on "the new york times." the fbi investigating if the same russians hackers who targeted the democratic national committee tried to do it again. who is behind this new series of attacks? donald trump signals a shift on immigration. >> there certainly can be a softening, because we're not looking to hurt people. >> and sharpens his attack on hillary clinton and the clinton foundation. did she abuse her position while
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secretary of state? and good morning, america. we want to get right to the breaking news. we're going to look live now at that italian town of amatrice. a town reduced to rubble after a deadly earthquake struck overnight. look at the before and after photos. the before on the right. the utter devastation on the left. >> here's what we know right now. the 6.2 magnitude quake hit around 3:30 a.m. local time. the death toll is climbing. dozens already confirmed dead. an italian seismologist says there have been at least 150 tremors since. the aftershocks felt all the way in rome. >> hit such a wide part of the country. the pope says he's deeply saddened, praying for the victims, also thanking volunteers and rescuers who rushed in to help. abc's terry moran is there with the latest. good morning, terry.
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>> reporter: good morning, george. well, the quake was felt here in rome for about 30 seconds or so of swaying and shaking. but at the epicenter, about 100 miles northeast of here, it lasted for a terrifying 142 seconds. and as you point out, it happened in the middle of the night. the worst time. everyone in their beds. rescue workers now flooding the scene, desperately trying to save lives. overnight, a deadly earthquake bringing down buildings in central italy. rescue crews are still scouring the debris this morning, they're looking for anyone who may still be trapped. this woman was pulled from the rubble alive. walls of buildings are completely gone. on this building, only the wall remains. the 6.2 magnitude quake struck just after 3:30 in the morning. >> the electricity had gone. nobody could see anything. we were able to make our way
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down the stairs into the garden. >> reporter: many people spent the night outside as the aftershocks came. >> quite severe shaking of the beds. the first thing i did was panic and we waited for it to just subside to go and check on our children. >> reporter: in rome, about 100 miles northeast, buildings shook for about 30 seconds. one local mayor saying half his town is gone. the italian government says the damage is severe. they're sending heavy equipment to clear wreckage in the popular italian summer resort town. in 2009, central italy was hit by a 6.3 magnitude quake. that one killed over 300 people and demolished towns. no major city was struck by this quake. but that devastation region is a region of picturesque hilltop towns, ancient-constructed stone houses, very vulnerable to quakes. as after every quake, it's a race against time. george?
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>> thanks, terry. we're joined by michael gilroy. he was right in the middle of the quake. thank you for joining us. you're in a hotel on the second floor in the town of montepulciano. what happened? >> yeah, it was just before 4:00 in the morning. you know, and we felt kind of -- the best way to describe it is a rolling of the bed. which quickly turned into a shake. and, you know, we gathered our stuff and ran out as quick as we could with everyone else. >> you knew right away it was an earthquake? >> didn't know right away. actually, my first thought was that it was a medical emergency of some sort. traveling with my girlfriend. realized that wasn't the case. and then, you know, on the way out, we saw a pretty big chandelier swaying from side to side. and that's when i think we knew for sure. >> what is the scene like right now? >> yeah, the destruction looks pretty devastating. you know, it looks like there are multiple homes that have come down completely into the
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roads. and really, just a terrible scene. >> so, is the village locked in right now? because there's so much destruction? >> that's what it looks like. these roads are very, very narrow, and the homes are built on top of each other. they're all brick. and when they come down, there's not a lot of space in between. >> are you going to be able to stay in your hotel? has it avoided enough damage to stay there? or are you guys trying to get out? >> we had actually planned on leaving. we had a car come at 6:00 in the morning. we're fortunate enough to be able to get out and so we headed down south, away from that region. >> but the quake region is pretty large, isn't it? >> it seems to be. you know, we were in the middle of tuscany, which obviously is a big destination. and it seems like a lot of people were affected all the way down to rome, which is where we are now. >> we're glad you're okay, michael.
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thank you for sharing your story this morning. >> yep, thanks for having me. >> well, you see so many of those old buildings just crumble. >> and it's just so awful that it happened when it happened. people were in their beds. they were asleep. people didn't know what hit them. we want to turn to dr. lucy jones, an expert in earthquakes for more on the threat in italy and what we need to be prepared for at home. dr. jones, we heard from our terry moran that, according to reports, the earthquake lasted for nearly 2:30. is that unusual? >> i think that's an expression of how long people felt shaking. that probably includes some aftershocks. a magnitude 6 is going to be on a fault about ten miles long and probably last about five or six seconds that the earth is producing energy. >> all right, that's interesting. all right, this is the second major earthquake to hit italy in seven years. you have called this area the california of europe, yes? >> right. it's just like in california --
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the united states, california is where the plate boundary and where most of the earthquakes are happening. italy is the same thing in europe. it's the most common source of earthquakes. the 2009 earthquake that killed several hundred people is on the same fault system. as was an earthquake back in 1997. >> i know that we have reported there have been as many as 150 aftershocks. what are the big concerns for europe right now? >> well, there will be continuing aftershocks. that mountain range is characterized by earthquake sequences, where there will be a lot of events. there will probably be more damaging earthquakes in the sequence, potentially even larger than the first one. >> and unfortunately, as they're now searching for survivors in all that rubble, they're having to deal with significant aftershocks, yes? >> absolutely. the recovery time can be very, very dangerous, because the buildings are already unstable and the shaking keeps on happening. >> any concern back here at home? >> no, one thing we have seen
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when we look at how earthquakes trigger others, it happens very nearby. once you get more than 100 miles away, you just don't see any extra triggering going on. it won't affect the rate here. >> all right, we appreciate your expertise. dr. lucy jones, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> we'll stay on top of the story all morning long. we're going to move on now to the cyberattack on "the new york times" and other media organizations. the fbi investigating whether the russian attackers who targeted the dnc are behind this one. abc's brian ross is tracking it all. >> reporter: u.s. officials this morning confirmed to abc news that the cyberwar sneak attacks by russia are now targeting the american news media, including the country's most influential news organization, "the new york times." no group of journalists is better connected than those inside this building. where the most sensitive, high-level sources inside government. >> russian intelligence wants to know what "the new york times" is going to write before it writes it. and they want to know who their sources are inside russia.
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>> reporter: u.s. officials say they are now investigating a series of cyberattacks against "the times" from russia. targeting its bureau in moscow. "the times" says none of its internal systems was breached or compromised. officials say attacks came from the same russian hackers who did compromise the computers of the democratic national committee. >> the telltale signs from the dnc were the ip addresses being used were previously attributed to russian attacks. >> reporter: the hack dnc e-mails showed how supposedly neutral party firms tried to undercut the campaign of bernie sanders. sensitive e-mail and voicemail messages about donors and the favors they sought. the russian hackers have a long list of successful and embarrassing operations. they hit a nonclassified system at the white house and a classified system at the pentagon. a report last week said russian hackers had successfully compromised a private communications network for a foundation run by american billionaire george soros.
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cybersecurity experts we talked to say no news organization with reporters logging all over the world, would be able to withstand a sophisticated attack from the well-trained russian government hackers. a cautionary tale. >> thanks very much. we're going to move on now to the race for the white house. hillary clinton continues to face questions about giving clinton foundation donors access to the state department. and donald trump signaling a new softening on immigration. tom llamas is here. this comes as a new poll in the key state of virginia shows clinton opening up a huge lead. >> that's right. if you go to a trump rally, or watch one on tv, trump sounds like the same candidate from a year ago when it comes to immigration. now in more and more interviews, he and his team are signaling a shift. overnight, donald trump making it clear he is changing his hard-line stance on immigration. the gop nominee who proposed a deportation force during the primaries, no longer talking
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about one. now, saying this -- >> there certainly can be a softening, because we're not looking to hurt people. we want people. we have some great people in this country. we have some great, great people in this country. but we're going to follow the laws of this country. >> changes? >> what people don't realize -- what people don't realize, we have very, very strong laws. >> reporter: but as trump shifts on immigration, there's no wiggle room when it comes to his relentless attacks on hillary clinton and the clinton foundation. >> on november 8th, a very, very important date, we are going to declare our independence from special interests, corrupt politicians, and i might add, very corrupt politicians. >> reporter: trump and his campaign now seizing on an investigation by the associated press questioning clinton's ethics. the a.p. reporting more than half the people outside of government who met with clinton
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while she was secretary of state gave money to the clinton foundation. as much as $156 million. trump calling it a pay to play criminal enterprise. >> it's now abundantly clear that the clintons set up a business to profit from public office. >> reporter: but before his bid for the presidency, trump himself donated more than $100,000 to the clintons' charities. his campaign explaining it this way. >> he gave money? >> as he said, sure, because they do good work. let's hope that that money went to good use. >> he was not paying to play? >> no, he was not paying to play. >> reporter: the clinton campaign saying the a.p. report relied on, quote, utterly flawed data. it did not account for more than half of clinton's tenure as secretary. and left out more than 1700 meetings she took with world leaders. >> we're seeing new elements in the stump speech.
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including the continued outreach to the african-american community. >> reporter: that's right. sometimes the language he uses that gets him in trouble. one line is getting a lot of play. he said, quote, you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot. right now, you walk down the street, you get shot. >> tom, thanks very much. and new concerns this morning about north korea's military capability after confirmation that they the north test-fired a missile from a submarine. the missile traveled about 300 miles into the sea of japan. many analysts thought north korea was years away from this capability. and in a rare display of unity today, south korea, china and japan joined together to condemn that missile test. this comes as the u.s. and south korea conduct joint drills in the region. north korea has warned those drills could provoke war. authorities in australia are investigating whether isis inspired a brutal knife attack on two british tourists. a 21-year-old woman was killed. a man was critically wounded in the attack. at a backpackers' hostel in
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northeastern australia. the suspect was french, shouting allah akbar. they're investigating whether he had been radicalized or whether drugs or possible mental issues were a factor in that attack. now to outrage over the punishment for a former high school athlete charged with sexually assaulting two classmates. the massachusetts teen getting two years' probation instead of prison time. abc's linzie janis is here with the latest on that. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, amy. david becker won't spend a single day behind bars. and if he follows the rules of his probation, he won't have a criminal record. this morning, a massachusetts teenager charged with sexually assaulting two of his classmates is free. a judge sentencing him to two years' probation. prosecutors had asked that david becker, seen in court earlier this summer, serve two years in prison. in april, two of his female classmates told investigators they were sleeping after a house party and each woke up to the 18-year-old assaulting them separately.
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in an interview with police, becker allegedly denied having any contact with one of the alleged victims. he said that when the other didn't protest, he thought it was okay. in an audio recording from becker's june plea hearing, his lawyer arguing the former high school basketball player was a good student, with no previous criminal record. and he was a volunteer. >> david has been punished publicly, privately, and internally, and incarceration and conviction for a felony and sex registration requirements are not what david needs. he does not need the jail door slammed on his opportunity to attend college. >> reporter: during sentencing, the judge sharing that the victims did not want to see becker's life ruined over this. >> she says in her own words, i do not want to be responsible for ruining his life. and that is moving to the court. >> reporter: the sentence now being compared to the stanford rape case, in which former swimmer brock turner was found guilty of
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sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and was only given six months behind bars. one person tweeted that privilege is a lethal thing. becker is allowed to serve his probation in ohio. if he completes it successfully, he won't have to register as a sex offender and he won't have a record because those charges will be dismissed. amy and george. >> all right, linzie, thank you. and we have an amazing survival story now. it's about a florida teen beat the odds by beating back a brain-eating amoeba. just the fourth person to do it in 50 years. abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> reporter: it's being called a miracle. that amoeba so rare and so deadly, that teen's own doctors didn't even expect him to survive. but now, he's making an amazing recovery, back to walking and talking. thanks, in part, to an experimental drug. this morning, 16-year-old sebastian deleon is recovering from the unthinkable. a rare and deadly brain-eating amoeba that kills 97% of those infected. >> the family, when they came to me, i had to tell them to say
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their good-byes. >> reporter: doctors at florida hospital for children suspect sebastian, a camp counselor, may have been exposed to the amoeba naegleria fowleri in a freshwater lake around august 3rd. the teen was admitted four days later and placed in a medically-induced coma for over a week. >> we woke him up, decided to take the breathing tube out. within hours, he spoke. >> reporter: now, sebastian's mother grateful to the doctors. >> we're so thankful for the gift of life. >> reporter: and for getting him the medication he needed to beat the extreme odds. >> he's currently walking, talking. you know, it's a miracle. it's a miracle. >> reporter: now, most cases of this do occur in the summer months. doctors say the best way to lower your risk of contracting this, use nose clips when you swim in fresh water. early symptoms include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting. and apparently, this is easy to
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misdiagnose so the doctors really get a lot of credit here. >> mara, thanks very much. now to rob. the latest on the storm systems? >> yes, good morning, george. we're getting into primetime tropical storm system land. we're talk about gaston right now. may become a hurricane later on today. that's way out in the atlantic. a tropical wave, though, in the northeast caribbean right now. that's a greater concern. most computer models bring it closer to southern florida by the end of the week. how strong it is we're not quite sure at this point. but certainly something we'll be watching closely over the next several days. also storms right now that are rolling across the midwest. chicago's about to get hit with storms. if you're traveling through that city, maybe travel delays. your stormy cities brought to you by j.c. penney.
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>> mike nicco, check out the forecast, highlights the summer pattern and we will get sunshine but the cost by noon and clouds and drizzle more likely as a touch caller of an air mass moving in. hot temperatures around antioch and a lost 80s inland elsewhere and 70s around the bay and 60s at coast and san francisco. tonight, more drizzle and clouds and 50. my seven-day forecast by the time the weekend rolls around we are five or ten degrees cooler. and coming up here on "gma," a new twist in the murder case made famous by the podcast "serial." two people now coming forward before the re-trial, saying a crucial
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welcome back to "gma." you're looking live at the italian town of amatrice, where that deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck overnight. dozens confirmed dead and the death toll is growing. a massive search for survivors is under way at this hour. an italian seismologist says there have been at least 150 tremors since. and aftershocks felt all the way in rome. we'll have the latest on this story throughout the morning. >> so much of that country affected. also, donald trump signaling a shift on immigration, saying overnight, there could be a "softening of his deportation stance." he says he would follow the laws of the country. and new cases of the zika virus raising concerns. the florida department of health is now investigating five new nontravel-related cases. including the first one along the gulf coast. and it is awesome to have
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sara with us this morning. and you have an incredible rescue. >> it's so cute. it's the great escape. an adorable little seal trying to get away from a pod of hungry killer whales. and this little guy is not only cute but clever. much more on that coming up. >> smart seal. >> smart seal as well. okay, but we'll start out with a new twist in the murder case made famous by the popular podcast "serial." less than two months after being granted a new trial, two new witnesses have now come forward raising questions about his alibi. abc's ryan smith is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, george. adnan got a new trial. but in the fight to set him free, two of her classmates from nearly a decade ago accuse someone of lying. it's the murder case that captivated millions with the podcast "serial." the story of adnan syed, convicted for allegedly killing
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high school ex-girlfriend, hae min lee. thousands rallying to his defense. a baltimore judge ordering a new trial in june. >> the conviction is erased. >> reporter: but this morning, syed's star alibi witness' story cast in doubt. >> i was sitting in the library, bored to tears. and someone wauxd in that i knew. >> reporter: she said she was in the library with him when lee was being killed. but this morning, according to documents filed by prosecutors this week, mcclain's account is being called a flat-out lie. two of her former classmates say in a high school conversation, mcclain told them she believed so much in adnan's innocence, she would make up a lie to prove he couldn't have done it. those classmates engaging in a testy exchange with mcclain on facebook. saying, you know darn well you never saw him at the library. to continue with this story 17 years later is disgusting.
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mcclain replying, wow, this is crazy. i'm not lying about any of this. the now 34-year-old syed sentenced to life in prison at 19, spending almost half his life in jail. >> i had no reason to kill her. >> reporter: his new trial granted on different grounds. but the judge questioning why syed's defense lawyer in 1999 never contacted mcclain. a major plot point in "serial." >> if there was some technicality that then would prove his innocence, great. >> but i think -- i think, asia, you might be that technicality. >> reporter: mcclain's lawyer telling abc news, the classmates' allegations are bizarre and wholly factually untrue. mcclain herself, taking to twitter, what can i say. they say i'm a liar. i say i'm not. mcclain also tweeting that she thinks the state wants to discredit her because she
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presents a problem to their case. syed remains in prison while prosecutors are appealing the ruling. george. >> okay, ryan, thanks very much. let's talk to dan abrams, nancy grace about that. let's pick up on that last point. the decision to grant a new trial was not based on the witnesses. so, is the new trial definitely going forward? >> no, not definitely going forward. the prosecution is appealing it. when you have a legal ruling like this, prosecutors can actually appeal. they're appealing this decision for a new trial. and sure, as a technical legal matter, it doesn't really matter because the ruling from the court below relied on something else. cell phone tower data. but, the fact that there are now questions about the star alibi witness has inevitably got to seep into the appeal. and most importantly, if there is a new trial, this is syed's star witness. >> well, yeah, i want to take this to nancy.
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if this goes to trial, pretty devastating, isn't it? >> it is devastating. i want to remind everybody that while the cell phone records are what the judge grants the motion for a new trial on, the defense is also appealing the decision saying it should have been granted because of the alibi witness, asia mcclain, who has tried to make money off this case and her book that is for sale on amazon, "confessions of a serial alibi." she's gone on tv, she's gone on podcasts, she's taken to twitter, she's selling a book. that's not going to help anything at all. but back to the facts, i think the cell phone tower issue is the main issue. but these two sisters, did you look at what they said? their statement is so rich in detail, and has been corroborated, that they were there at woodlawn high school in a co-op class, with asia mcclain, the alibi witness, and had this argument. so it's basically two against one. now, is this a popularity contest? two against one?
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no. but will it destroy her alibi? yes. >> and remember there are two separate questions here. one question is the legal machinations as we work our way through the appeal. the other is let's assume he gets a new trial. she's supposed to be his star witness. this is devastating. >> and if she's shown to be lying -- >> i can't wait for them to bring that book out at trial. >> i don't think she'll face being prosecuted for anything like perjury or that. when it comes to the trial itself, because, look, the public has been watching "serial," right, there's a whole group of people think he's innocent. >> even the judge. >> he's finally going to get his day now. and finally, the world is going to see that he's not guilty. except, even if he gets this new trial, this information is going to be a real problem for him at trial. >> dan abrams. dan abrams. dan, i know you're going to
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disagree with me, but i just want to remind everybody that in the car, the victim's car, who nobody is mentioning, her name is hae lee. she's dead. she was a little high school girl. in her car was the map book with adnan's print on it. the page of the map where her body was found was torn out of that map book. his fingerprints on the map. and not only that, they had just broken up. he wouldn't let her go. she had a new boyfriend. she wrote him a letter, let me go. and on that letter, adnan syed writes, i will kill. who else killed her? >> the only other person i think realistically that could have killed her would be the other person in this story, which is jay, right, the one who is talked about so much. because he's the one who brings them to the car. you have to believe it was either jay or adnan. >> so, you don't really disagree with her that much? >> no, no. >> he didn't have a dog in the fight. no motive.
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nothing, plus, he goes to police. that's what i'm putting out there. >> i don't -- i don't -- >> we're going to end in a good agreement today. let's go over to amy. >> yes, peace at last. all right, coming up next on our big board. "little house on the prairie" star melissa gilbert dropping out as a democratic candidate for congress. why are republicans trying to stop that from happening. then, are you the breadwinner in your family? what a new study says it could mean for your health. plus, homework battle. what a teacher is doing that has students celebrating. but, is it a good idea? our insiders join us in just two minutes. good idea? our insiders join us. i use mine as a science experiment! as an emergency umbrella. to help feed a friend. a drum solo! i just use my backpack for books and stuff.
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nor a political battle. it turns out that she won the democratic primary for a congressional seat in michigan despite dropping out of the race in may. and matt dowd is here with more on that. matt, the state election board is allowing a replacement for gilbert to get on the ballot. but her republican opponents are fighting to keep her in the race. why? >> the only thing that would make it better is if the district was in walnut grove, minnesota, in the course of this. the republicans are pointed on this. they know that if they keep melissa gilbert on the ballot, and it's her on the ballot, she's much more vulnerable than the candidate that the democrats want, which is an assistant prosecutor. they know they have a better chance of defeating melissa gilbert. i think as an homage to laura ingalls, they're a half pint short of a quart. >> that was a good one. that was a good one, matt. has there ever been a case where someone was forced to run when they wanted out? >> interestingly.
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amy, as we saw in the republican primaries, a bunch of the candidates dropped out but they were still on the ballot. jeb bush was still on the ballot in a number of states. marco rubio was still on the ballot. one of the most interesting cases was in texas. two state senators died before election day who stayed on the ballot through election day. and interestingly, both won the election. though they had died 60 days before election day. >> you're probably right, the state election board decision is going to hold. but melissa gilbert forced to run, will she run or what's going to happen? >> she's just on the ballot. from everything i've seen, and read on it and looked at, she's not going to campaign or do anything. it looks like she has a real physical issue with her spine in the course of this. but i think in the end, the democrats are going to be successful in having their candidate on the ballot. i think it's not going to be that competitive a race. it's a republican district. a lean republican district. the republicans, because of donald trump on the ballot, want to protect everybody they can.
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>> all right, matt, thank you. now to that big headline about breadwinners. a new study by researchers from the university of connecticut find that more men are depended on to be sole providers in the marriage, the more their mental health suffers. rebecca jarvis joins us now. rebecca, what do you make of this study? >> i think the study will surprise a lot of people, amy. it turns stereotypes on their head. you have this study that shows men who are under pressure, where the expectation is they have to be the breadwinner, the more they have to earn in a marriage and support their family, the less happy, the less healthy they are, according to this study. now, the study looked at a number of people over the course of 15 year. the caveat here is they looked at people age 18 to 32. i'm sure there are people out there who are married, 44, 54, things change along the way. but still interesting information. >> you might take some pride. it's surprising to me. but it does show something different for women.
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>> yeah, it's the flip side here, george, for women. women are actually happier in this study when they get to support the family more. when they get to earn a little bit more. so it's the opposite for women than it is for men. >> i can buy that. i can buy that. that's very interesting. all right, rebecca, thank you. we turn now to a big debate about homework. it was sparked by a texas teacher's letter to parents. it's gone viral. she says she's not going to assign formal homework this year. we're here with jedediah bila, "the view" co-host, a former teacher. she's here with us. this debate has been going on for years. i want to show a clip. this goes back to "everybody loves raymond." >> it's just -- it's just she has too much homework. did you see how many books she has to carry? she's going to be a hunchback. [ laughter ] >> i think a lot of kids are u urdened by a lot of homework. this teacher says, research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. she urges parents to, quote, spend your evenings doing some things that are proven to correlate with student success. eat dinner together, play. >> i agree with her.
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i think there is sometimes too much homework. i went to a school where i almost became a hunchback because i had so many books on my back all the time. a lot of times, teachers give this repetitive homework. in a math class, they'll send the kids home with 50 problems. it's repetitive. i say give homework that makes sense for the kids. give them three or four problems that they can exercise what they did in class, but don't make it excessive it turns into busy work. >> or the parents -- i'm not the teacher. my kids are asking me how to do complex math problems that i don't know. didn't you learn this in school? you were an administrator, as well? >> i was, i was an academic dean. i often had parents coming up saying, my kids are inundated with homework. they don't have time to be kids. they don't have time to enjoy their life. they walk away being negative. come up with a creative exercise. give them something at home that they'll enjoy. don't take up the entire night. i remember sitting for hours and hours and hours and missing out
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on high school in many respects because i was doing homework. i could have gotten the same academic benefit doing one or two problems, not 50. >> my kids love when i help with the math homework because they say it proves daddy is dumb. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. that's not true. we all know george wins everything. jedediah, thank you. rebecca, matt, thank you as well. and coming up -- the close call caught on camera. a seal's amazing escape from a pod of killer whales. when we come back in just two minutes. when we come back in just two minutes. r whales. i don't want to live with the uncertainties of hep c. or wonder whether i should seek treatment. i am ready. because today there's harvoni. a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. harvoni is proven to cure up to 99% of patients... ...who've had no prior treatment. it transformed treatment as the first cure that's... ...one pill, once a day for 12 weeks. certain patients...
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if you're doing anything else right now, turn to the tv and watch this. >> geez. >> reporter: you're about to watch a very close call for one lucky seal. take a look at this pod of orcas swimming by a boat full of whale watchers on the west coast. searching for an afternoon snack. >> okay, he's on the boat. >> reporter: all of a sudden, a seal in their sights frantically pulls itself out of the water, popping on to the same whale-watching boat. >> i'm sorry, guys. >> reporter: one hungry orca hoping the seal would slip back in the water. watching patiently, you can see it right there underneath the boat. >> that guy deserves to live. come on. just stay there for a sec. >> reporter: the seal scrambling, first, trying to get between the boat's engines. before finally finding this comfortable spot. >> i'm just looking for this guy. >> reporter: watchers onboard say the orcas circled the boat for at least 30 minutes before moving along. perhaps searching for another main course.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. a powerful earthquake strikes italy overnight. homes and towns left in ruins. tremors shaking rome. now, a frantic search for survivors at this hour. "gma" live right there with the latest. ♪ out on the verge will and kate on a mission this morning, speaking to parents and kids. their big message of encouragement, urging people to ask for help when they need it, and how they're following in princess diana's footsteps. ♪ never been in love before courteney cox gets candid. america's favorite friend with raw and revealing comments about aging in hollywood, her biggest regrets, and what she says she's learned about getting older. ♪ roll my windows down and cruise ♪ and florida georgia line, cruising into times square, here performing live, as we say -- >> good morning, america.
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and florida georgia line, a few selfies out there in times square. having some fun. can't wait to hear from them. getting ready for back to school as well. and you're going to love this fourth grade teacher from chicago. listen. ♪ fourth grade so happy to meet you ♪ >> his name is dwayne reed. he's got so much commitment and so much creativity. his video would make any kid want to go to class. he's going to join us live. we have a surprise coming up for him. >> i watched the whole video. >> he, too. >> it made me so happy this morning. can't wait to see him. then it's also workout wednesday. we have new high-energy workouts from everyone, from sofia vergara to kim kardashian, is trying. it's called the lagree fitness method. apparently, it can help you burn up to 400 calories in 5 minutes.
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we'll show you how to do it coming up. join the action on facebook and our website all hour long. >> they're going to be going all hour long. we start with news. tom llamas and the morning rundown. >> guys, good morning, again. let's head back to central italy. there's an urgent search under way for survivors of today's 6.2 magnitude earthquake that leveled buildings and entire neighborhoods. in the mountains northwest of rome. the quake was centered near the busy summer tourist town of amatrice. at least 78 people are dead. that number expected to rise. terry moran continues our coverage. >> reporter: right now, the roads are being cleared. to the devastated area. rescue workers, aid workers are on the scene. they're pulling people alive. from the rubble. reports from some of the most devastated villages. there are voices coming from the rubble. many people still trapped and so, right now, as after every quake, it is a race against time. this quake happened at the worst possible time. 3:30 in the morning, everyone in their beds. and near the epicenter, the shaking and swaying lasted for a terrifying 142 seconds.
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and while no major population center was hit, this area of italy dotted with picturesque ancient hillside towns. the construction, old stone, the most vulnerable. to the quake. so, right now, time is of the essence, tom? >> terry, thank you. u.s. coalition forces have joined turkey in launching a new offensive against isis. turkish tanks crossed into syria today hoping to drive isis from a key border town. vice president joe biden is visiting turkey, meeting with leaders today after that failed coup. north korea has test-fired a missile from a submarine. it traveled about 300 miles. and analysts say that's an impressive improvement over previous attempts by the north. this comes as the u.s. conducts military drills in the region. back here at home, donald trump is slamming hillary clinton after a new report suggested top donors to the clinton foundation got special treatment when clinton ran the state department. the report by the associated press found more than half the
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people outside of government who met with clinton while she was secretary of state gave money to the clinton foundation. the clinton campaign says the report is based on flawed data. but trump says it shows the clintons profited from public office. meanwhile, for the first time, trump says he may soften his hardline stance on immigration, saying he's not looking to hurt people. a philadelphia man is freed this morning after spending 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. anthony wright was convicted of rape and murder in 1981. -- in 1991. but dna testing cleared him. the 44-year-old says now he just wants to be a good father and grandfather. and finally, a 9-year-old boy who has inspired millions of people has a new goal. last year, zion harvey became the first child in the u.s. to undergo a double hand transplant. now 12 months later, doctors in philadelphia say his rehab is going remarkably well. he is able to write and make himself lunch. but he says his mother is
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standing in the way of the one thing he really wants to do. >> she won't let me try out for football. >> no. we're going to start with baseball. >> why not? >> too dangerous. >> zion's got a lot of personality there. he says that he's excited. he's going to try to convince his mom to let him play football because he doesn't give up that easily. he wants to get in there, tackle some kids. >> she said yes to baseball. >> he'll start there. >> not so bad. >> thank you, tom. sara's got some "pop news." >> i sure do. we're going to start here with courteney cox revealing her struggles with hollywood's beauty standards. take a look. >> sometimes you find yourself trying, and then you look at a picture of yourself and go, ooh, god. i look horrible. i have done things that i, you know, regret. and luckily, there are things that dissolve and go away. >> the actress discussed the pressures of being a woman, aging, and negativity online while hiking through the mountains on "running wild with bear grylls."
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but she also says the best part of getting older, guiding 12-year-old daughter coco through the game of life. i guess when you're out in the wilderness, you decide to admit everything. that or a church, right? and next up, justin timberlake and jessica biel hosted a special guest in their l.a. home. hillary clinton. the couple held a star-studded affair for her fund-raising efforts. and as you can see, they had a little fun with the photo booth. the event was hosted by tobey maguire, jennifer aniston, and shonda rhimes. tobey's wife, jennifer meyer, was also present. snapping a photo, interviewing mrs. clinton, and a photo with clinton and aniston. >> star-studded. >> can you imagine cleaning up your house? we're going to throw a lunch for the president. no one is going with me. and finally, we all know ryan reynolds, a superhero on screen, a superstar on social media, and he's not bad looking.
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so, when you combine all three, some of his fans might get a bit out of hand to say the least. and send some unspeakable tweets his way. they're bad. but, we are going to show you some of his polite rejections. no, bad in a bad way. things you wouldn't want to repeat. things you don't want to know people think. and they're tweeting these things at him. it's bad. he takes the higher road. okay, so, this is one of his responses. sorry, just holding my infant niece in my arms for her baptism right now. number two, sorry, just trying to get this wild dolphin untangled from fishing line. number three, aw, just planting fresh flowers at a local community center. number four, just trying to finish this charcoal sketch of the last supper. and when asked how his lovely wife blake lively felt about the very suggestive fan tweets, he said, pretty sure it is my wife writing those. it sounds like her. if you saw how bad they are, like, he's really handling it well. it's cute. yeah. he's supercute. those responses only make him cuter. but we're going take a look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu."
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william and kate back in action. helping parents and children this morning. showing off their soccer and cooking skills. and it's back to school time with sandra lee. she's here with delicious and healthy recipes for your child's lunchbox. i'm going to take one of those. thank you. plus, florida georgia line is cruising into times square. performing live. good morning, guys. want a muffin? >> thank you, of course. >> courtesy of sandra lee. all coming up right here on "gma." stay tuned.
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families in need. abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> reporter: after a month of being away, william and kate are back. this is their first joint engagement since going away on that family vacation with prince george and princess charlotte. this morning, they're visiting mental health organizations. this morning, a royal seal of approval for the work these charities are doing for mental health, as they shine a spotlight on suicide. william and kate visiting a drop-in center for young people. the prince showing his soccer skills with a quick video game. the queen of recycling wearing the blue and white dress again from one of her favorite designers, l.k. bennett. as she tries her hand at being a sous chef and getting cooking tips. >> it's hammering the issue home again that this is an issue they want to promote. >> reporter: their primary focus, telling kids and parents it's okay to ask for help. giving comfort to those coping with suicide.
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reminding people as young parents, they wouldn't be afraid to seek help if george and charlotte needed it. the future king and queen following in diana's footsteps. breaking down barriers. not afraid to tackle the most challenging issues. and the other big news. kensington palace announcing william and kate will be wowing the crowds in canada next month where they did their first royal tour as a married couple. >> kensington palace has not officially announced that george and charlotte will be joining william and kate in canada. but i think it's safe to say we'll see them touching down in september with their parents. it is going to be a fantastic trip for the family of four. >> reporter: the duke and duchess taking a more high-profile role stepping in for the queen in canada. they have an action-packed month ahead of them. the royal duo next week will be in cornwall for a couple of weeks before jetting off to your
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side of the pond and kicking off their royal tour of canada. >> tell us more about that. it could be a glamour shot with the new canadian prime minister. justin trudeau. >> reporter: absolutely. yes, it's a highly anticipated eight-day tour of canada. william and kate invited by the canadian government. we do expect prince george and princess charlotte to go with them. kensington palace releasing a statement saying william and kate have very happy memories of canada because in 2011, they went there as newlyweds. well, now, they have the opportunity to make happier memories with their two little ones. coming up, it's workout wednesday. the new fitness method taking over hollywood and times square. >> here we go.
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>> it combines the strength, the endurance, the core, the cardio, the balance, the flexibility. >> reporter: the workout dubbed pilates on steroids uses the special machine called the supra to create what lagree calls total body stimulation. upper, middle, lower body are all engaged. in fact, lagree claims you can get a total body workout in just 25 minutes. the supra machine has the ability to incline and tilt. this motion requires some muscle groups to overcome resistance while other muscles work to maintain balance. all that while reducing stress on joints and connective tissues. >> it's all about provoking your body to do something different. >> reporter: but lagree says you can get a similar effect on a mat, as long as you focus the right parts of your body. >> there is a detail to the form. to the tempo. the body alignments. the range of motion. you have to be engaged. you have to be focused on what you do. >> and look who we have here live with us. joining me here live is lagree fitness method creator, sebastian lagree.
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and celebrity trainer ky evans. you've been working out hard. >> we're pushing the limits today. i haven't been in new york in 20 years. i'm so excited to be here. >> we're excited to have you here. what is the science behind the machine? how does it work? >> the key with the supra is the angle. the inclined tilt allows you to work multiple angles which targets multiple muscles. also, on the supra, the angles align your body to eliminate the wear and tear on your joints. and what we're doing here on the mat today is really the slow and controlled movements. >> is there cardio involved? >> absolutely. you can see it. he's sweating like a pig right now. >> i'm fit. >> it's strength and cardio combined. it's the best way to shed the pounds. >> this machine helps you lose weight. >> absolutely, yes. yes. any workout that combines strength and cardio overall will do that. >> ky, i think you have lost at least two pounds just this morning. >> yes.
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>> all right, let's get viewers into this. rob will join us as well. >> lucky rob. >> he's going to try it out. show us some of these moves, ky. >> we're going to apply the same ideas. the lagree method on a floor routine. trying to work as many muscles we can without impact. control, rob. >> i have none of that. what are we going to do? >> the scorpion. we're going tabletop position. all fours. like that. perfect. all the way up. all the way up. hold on. look, look, look, like this. >> i like mine better. it's easier. >> now, we're going to also do one of the key components is mind body. so we're going to go opposite hand, opposite leg comes up. like this. and back down. >> oh! scorpion. >> here we go. >> that is not easy, amy. >> it's core. it's mobility. stability, flexibility. you have to think. like aretha franklin said, you have to think, america. you have to think, america. one more, rob. >> i'm thinking, ky. it's not helping me.
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>> good job. >> you got one for the upper body now? >> oh, yeah. this is the daddy longlegs. his name. he likes funny names. >> scorpion. daddy longlegs. >> it's a spiderman with the leg kickout. so we're going to go in the pushup position. make sure the hips are tucked. elbows are in. work everything in your exterior. knee's going to come in, go down for a pushup. >> ah. >> bring it in, push up. >> that is spider-man? what is that? >> daddy longlegs. >> oh, yeah. >> other side. here we go. knee in. >> knee in. >> leg out. >> leg out. >> knee in. >> knee in. >> push up. >> push up. that's hard, man. >> for a minute to 90 seconds. >> is this segment over yet? >> one more, one more, come on, big boy. >> good job, rob! and then lower body. >> so, agai, with the legs, the back of the leg. the posterior chain.
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lagree really focuses on that. let's start with our right leg forward. >> all right. ow. >> i like him. this is called the supra lunge. knees under the hip. 90 degrees. you need 90, 90. a little bit more. come all the way up. okay, now -- >> such form you need for this. >> well, yeah, man. life's all about owning who you are. come on, muscles. ready? up and down slowly. one, two, three, four, just a tap, push off the heel. core tight, chest open, chin up. yeah. here we go. now -- >> this segment's almost done. >> hold right there. hold right there, big boy. now, hold higher. watch the knee. now, we're going to move the front leg forward and back. watch this burn. two, three, four. >> we'll let you continue. and let everyone know that our "workout wednesday" live stream is going all hour long. rob will keep doing this. we'll get more tips from sebastian. sebastian, thank you. rob, you're going to have to do the weather. >> yeah, that's a burner.
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all right, ky, thank you. >> good job, big boy. >> good job, rob. >> can i do this weather in sign language? hope you can follow me on this. hey, guys, y'all are next with this stuff. that'll warm you up on a workout wednesday. check out the tornado in northern kansas that happened yesterday. 1 of 2 that touched down. we had flooding today across northern iowa. over eight inches of rainfall. more storms heading to chicago. hot across the pacific northwest. >> wow, you >> mike nicco, check out the forecast, highlights the summer pattern and we will get sunshine but the cost by noon and clouds and drizzle more likely as a touch caller of an air mass moving in. hot temperatures around antioch and a lost 80s inland elsewhere and 70s around the bay and 60s at coast and san francisco. tonight, more drizzle and clouds and 50. my seven-day forecast by the time the weekend rolls around we are five or ten degrees cooler.
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coming up in ten minutes, amy robach doing the scorpion, the daddy longlegs, right? >> no, you already did it for me. thank you, rob. you were great. coming up next, we have the teacher who's making going back to school a lot of fun going viral with this video. joining us live next. next.
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good morning to you, i'm natasha zouves. it is time for a traffic update with alexis. >> no serious incidents blocking but we are at the peak of the commute so a lot of heavy volumes. live at emeryville, westbound 80 congested toward the bay bridge. and a quick look at drive times, 80 to the albany, 11 minutes and fremont to san jose 24 minutes and 21 minutes from highway
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good morning. thanks for sticking around. our current conditions. in the mid-50s to low 60s as the cloud cover is stubborn, but inland seeing breaks in the clouds. 62 to 72. and toasty by 4:00, 86. here is my accuweather seven-day forecast. tomorrow some of the warmest as a small cooling trend will take over friday through sunday. >> thanks so much. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes and always on the news app and abc7news.com. join, reggie, mike, alexis and
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me, the whole gang on week days 4:30 to 7:00 and the ♪:30 to 7:00 and the [ cheers and applause ] and you're seeing it here first. an exclusive sneak peek right there, florida georgia line's upcoming video, "may we all." they did it with tim mcgraw. and of course, florida georgia line going to be performing for us live in a few minutes. >> cannot wait for that. first, we have fourth grade teacher dwayne reed helping us get back into school mode. he's starting his first year of teaching in chicago. he's getting students excited with a special rap racking up views. first, we want you to take a look. oh, he's ready. ♪ welcome to the fourth grade hello i'm your teacher my name's mr. reed and it's very nice to meet ya ♪ ♪ i'm from chicago i love eating
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pizza and i dress to impress but i still rock sneakers ♪ ♪ it's my first year teaching so it's all real exciting got some ideas and i'd really like to try them ♪ ♪ like making songs to remember what you hear we'll be learning so much by tepid of the year ♪ ♪ to my friends and my peers >> dwayne reed joins us from chicago. that was awesome. how did you come up with the idea? you did it in one day. >> i wanted to spice up the old-fashioned news letter. so i thought, man, i'm kind of good at music. i know how to put together lyrics. let's put a song that gets the kids excited. >> have you heard from the kids? from some of the parents? >> actually, i haven't. we just posted to it the parents and the students yesterday. i heard from a lot of other teachers and parents. they said, hey, you've done a good job. so i'm real happy about it. >> how do you top it in the classroom? you got 'em all excited?
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>> i know. it's going to be tough to top. maybe i'll dance on top of my desk like ron clark. you know who ron clark is down in atlanta, georgia? >> yes. >> yes. >> maybe i'll start doing that. >> oh, man. i bet everyone is clamoring to get into your class. are you going to keep this up? will you do it every year, the rapping newsletter? >> yeah, maybe, if you'll have me on "good morning america" every year, i'll put a video up. >> we'll be happy to have you. you seem like a natural rapping. in fact, we have a bit of a surprise for you. we have florida georgia line. they watched the video. they wanted to say something to you. go ahead. you guys can talk to dwayne. >> what's going on, man? we love the video. we love the song. >> you got skills, bro. >> we wish we were back in school so we could join your class. you could be our teacher. >> keep it up, man. >> awesome. thank you, i appreciate it. >> thank you, guys. dwayne, it's so inspiring to see a teacher showing that much commitment. it's great. >> we love you. keep rapping.
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i'm sure you're going to have a fantastic school year. thank you so much for being with us, dwayne. >> thank you so much. hey, chance the rapper. love you, mom. rob, you have weather. rob's been working out. it was hard to concentrate because he was grunting while we were talking. >> not in a good way. >> not good. not good. an exciting crowd here. florida georgia line coming up. we have the florida georgia line forecast. check it out. not a bad spot to be this time of year. the beaches are beautiful. temperatures in the upper 80s. rain showers in the afternoon. the heat builds up across the northeast and the northwest. here's the forecast for boston. getting into the lower 90s. sara haines. loves a sw
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>> you could use a little food right now. we have a sneak peek at the food forecast, ginger's new show. she's traveling to traverse city, michigan. they're famous for cherries. but cherries can be affected by weather. they can easily bedestroyed. it's driving some farmers to go to a different crop. sara haines, hops, she's a fan. michigan is quickly moving up the ranks. see more of ginger's food forecast on your app and abcnews.com. >> hops is beer, right? >> it goes into beer. which is in high demand now. >> so you were right. it is one of my favorites. now it's time to build it forward. lowe's is revamping and revitalizing boys and girls clubs of america around the country with a multimillion-dollar initiative. rachel smith has more on the project to rejuvenate these places. and change a lot of kids' lives.
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>> reporter: at the boys and girls club on new york's upper west side, volunteers are hammering and painting away. giving the 36-year-old harlem staple some earned the loving care. >> we're so excited to be able to be here today and say this is really going to happen. >> reporter: the nyc club is part of a special $2.5 million initiative called renovation across the nation. one club in every state will receive a $50,000 grant from sponsor lowe's. all aimed to refresh, enhance facilities from alabama to wyoming. >> this is part of our corporate purpose, to help people love where they live. and to make a difference in someone's day every day. >> reporter: olympic gold medalist and longtime club fan dominique dawes is wearing a hard hat. springing the program into the spotlight. >> 50,000 kids will be impacted positively around the u.s. they'll be introduced to sports, extracurricular activities.
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there's going to be gaming. >> reporter: to mark the occasion, a special mural designed by a 16-year-old club member from florida debora. it will be placed in all 50 clubs. how do you hope your artwork impacts other kids at clubs? >> i hope it shows other artists like me that they have the ability to do a lot of things. >> reporter: cheese. harlem, their new state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot facility will include a teen center, counseling spaces, digital media lab, and a new kitchen. >> it feels amazing. this is a really big building. >> reporter: leaving these young members excited for the grand opening this fall. >> i'm happy that they could do this. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news, harlem. >> that is great, rachel. we have coming up, sandra lee is here with the best back to school recipes for your child's lunchbox.
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[ cheers and applause ] we're back now with our "be your best" series. this morning, we have the abcs of how to pack a great meal for your child's lunchbox. >> disney's healthy living commitment is ready to help families make healthy choices that kids will love. sandra lee is here to help us make food that is so good, the kids are already enjoying them. >> we're going to get on the kid helpers in a minute. >> they're having fun. it's about fun, thoughtful, healthy meals. just because it's healthy doesn't mean it's not delicious. >> it's hard finding healthy snacks. our first tip is to have breakfast for lunch. >> this is something you can make ahead and take quickly. now, here i have apple and cinnamon muffins.
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i have ham and cheese muffins. now, the base and the secret to both of these is going to be a whole wheat pancake and waffle mix. your eggs, oil, water, all that stuff. in here, ham, cheese, peppers. >> all right. >> get it on in there. this is going to be a very fast lunch, too. >> i like it this way. when everyone else does it. >> take your scooper. right. most of the year, that goes into the drawer because ice cream, it's not going to be hot outside. scoop it in. you're going to go 18 minutes with these on 350. that's it. then they're ready to go. >> these are beautiful. this is so you, amy, to pack something like this. this is an on-the-go snack. >> this is a to-go snack. one of the things kids love are fun, festive ideas for lunch that ore kids don't have. now, if you have -- you need
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something gluten free, or your child has peanut allergies, these are great ideas. this is a lunch in a jar. this is a mexican salad. so, i always find that if you use what the kids love, which is salsa, what they want, low sodium. buy the low sodium version. lettuce, corn, black beans, chicken. you have lunch in a jar. >> and this is also what they want, these right here. >> gluten-free tortilla chips. look for the gluten free on the bag. and in these beautiful jars, fantastic snacks. this is ranch dressing, 50/50 with yogurt. it has protein in it. you put it in the bottom of a jar. you have carrots, celery. peppers. now this one does have gluten in it because you have the celery sticks. but in here, hummus. >> oh, yeah. i love hummus. so do my kids. >> speaking of kids, here's the deal. if the kids cook it, they will eat it. get them in the kitchen. take them grocery shopping. >> oh, my goodness. >> she had a lot of mustard. she really likes mustard.
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>> all the way down. all the way. a nice start. you could stop there and do a little decor. this is about sandwiches. what you're doing are cutting out their sandwiches with cookie cutters. right? normally for christmas. what these are are just turkey and avocado. great with a little bit of lettuce. avocado instead of mayo. these are whole wheat wraps. in here, i would use something like apples and maybe almond butter instead of peanut butter. >> just a few substitutions. and kids like to eat things that look fun. >> and that they made. these are panko oven-baked chicken nuggets. you don't have the oil, the grease, the fat. >> i love the containers. >> you could do something like marinara, too. >> i tasted those. they're really good. >> very good job. >> doing a great job. >> now this is fabulous. these are granola bars and energy balls. an energy ball is the hottest,
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newest thing. very easy to make. >> there's a bee on there. >> see, everybody loves it. that's how healthy it is. bees only go after flowers and, like, real food, right? these are oats, cinnamon, almond butter again. get the almond butter instead of peanut butter. in the grocery store. you'll love it. >> i really want to eat one of these. they look really good. >> this is a no-base granola. just four ingredients. you have oats, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, a few more ingredients. coconut, and coconut nectar or agave nectar. and there you go. >> so healthy. >> i was impressed. we ate, she talked. you can get these recipes on goodmorningamerica.com. on yahoo!. all of these recipes come with a mickey check. a way to find healthy choices that meet disney's nutrition standards. we have florida georgia line performing live. stay with us.
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♪ before you get lost ♪ slow rolling with the top on the back of a bronco ♪ ♪ smiling with her hair blowing out the window ♪
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we're back now with florida georgia line. a brand-new album coming out, "dig your roots." that's friday. we're going to hear a little bit from it in a minute. first, we want to talk to these guys. thanks for coming back. >> thank you for having us. >> we showed a little bit of tim mcgraw's collaboration. >> we have quite a few. we have ziggy marley on a song. we also have the backstreet boys. >> mixing it up a little bit. >> a lot of childhood influences.
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and heroes on this record. >> you've been selling out stadiums all over the place. like 1.5 million people the last tour. crazy. you included songs from the new album when you were out there, as a preview. >> we've been doing "dig your roots," we've been doing a couple of new ones. we feel like we're connecting. we dug a little deeper. it took longer to make this album. but we're superproud. >> and showed a different side of yourselves, a little more spiritual side. >> a little bit more different side of who we are. we want to let our fans into our life and let them ride the journey along with us. it's an evolution. we're really enjoying letting them in on our life and being real with them. >> well, this song shows it, let's hear "holy." >> let's do it. [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ ♪ when the sun had left and the winter came and the sky thought to only bring the rain ♪ ♪ i sat in darkness all broken hearted ♪ ♪ i couldn't find a day i didn't feel alone i never meant to cry started losing hope ♪ ♪ somehow baby you broke through and saved me ♪ ♪ you're an angel tell me you're never leaving ♪ ♪ cause you're the first thing i know i can believe in ♪ ♪ you're holy holy holy holy i'm
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high on loving you high on loving you ♪ ♪ you're holy, holy, holy, holy i'm high on loving you high on loving you ♪ ♪ you made the brightest days from the darkest nights you're the river bank where i was baptized ♪ ♪ cleansed from the demons that were killing my freedom ♪ ♪ let me lay you down give me to ya get you singing babe hallelujah ♪ ♪ we'll be touching we'll be touching heaven you're an angel tell me you're never leaving ♪ ♪ you're the first thing i know i can believe in ♪ ♪ you're holy holy holy holy i'm
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high on loving you high on loving you ♪ ♪ you're holy holy holy holy i'm high on loving you high on loving you ♪ ♪ i don't need these stars cause you shine for me shine for me like fire in my veins you're my ecstasy you're my ecstasy ♪ ♪ you're holy holy holy holy i'm high on loving you high on loving you ♪ ♪ you're holy holy holy holy i'm high on loving you high on
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loving you ♪ ♪ you're the healing hands where it used to hurt you're my saving grace, you're my kind of church ♪ ♪ you're holy [ cheers and applause ] thank you guys so much. thank you.
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a big thanks to florida georgia line. thank you for coming back. we loved that song. >> thank you. >> so good, we loved it. thanks to everyone out there joining our workout live stream. have a great wednesday. >> it slowed down a little bit.
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good morning. it is time for a weather update with mike nicco. hey, mike. >> hi, everybody. let's talk about temperatures. average day today from about 60 along the coast, 66 in san francisco, 99 in antioch and a sprinkle in the 80s elsewhere. tonight we drop back into the # 50s and a cooling trend again. >> and we are just getting word of a new trash on 24, the westbound side so the heavier side this time of day between lafayette and lorenza and chp just arriving on the scene and expect longer drive times coming from that area from concord. >> thanks alexis. good to know. it is time for live with kelly and we'll be back at 11:00 for our midday news.
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